California Drought Scours Economy of Farm Towns

California Drought Scours Economy of Farm Towns Play

Feb. 14 (Bloomberg) -- Robert Silva, mayor of Mendota, California, Sam Rubio, owner of a coffee shop in the town and president of the local chamber of commerce, and Bill Diedrich, a farmer in Firebaugh, California, talk with Bloomberg's Michael Marois about the impact of California's drought on the central valley, the U.S.'s most productive agricultural region. Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for the world's 10th largest economy after 2013 turned into the driest year on record. President Barack Obama will visit the area today. (Source: Bloomberg)

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